Heritage Action Zone restaurant nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at EAT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2019

Having only been established 14 months, JOJO’s Kitchen and Bar has quickly become a popular destination in Lowestoft thanks to its friendly staff and creative menu.

The family run business has been nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at this month’s EAT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards which will take place at Kesgrave Hall on the 29th April. The award itself recognises ‘outstanding’ businesses that have been established within the last three years, and who have either ‘become a success story or show promise to become one’.

Initially short listed through nominations from its customers, whose reviews online reflect the nomination, judges visited JOJO’s in March to sample the menu and announced that the team had reached the final four in early April. Kelly Scoot, owner of JOJO’s, noted that the nomination was a wonderful achievement which recognised the team’s hard work, adding that the team were ‘proud to be representing Lowestoft in the final’.

Situated on the Historic High Street, JOJO’s is in the heart of the North Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). The Heritage Action Zone is a five year heritage-led regeneration project in partnership with Historic England, which will see the town’s historic features, including the medieval High Street and historic Scores, restored. The area has a range of independent and specialist businesses which will be supported during the scheme, with the aim to attract tourists and further investment to the area, and make the Heritage Action Zone a place to live, work and invest in.

JOJO’s has quickly become an outstanding asset to the Heritage Action Zone, supporting community events and providing a presence that aligns with the vision of the Heritage Action Zone. We wish JOJO’s every success at the final.